Current: Beta 10, version 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168 (64-bit) | 22.214.171.124 (32-bit)
(The 32-bit version installs by default to C:\Program Files (x86)\Scrivener on administrator accounts; the 64-bit version installs to C:\Program Files\Scrivener. Please be sure to uninstall previous betas before installing Beta 10. If you wish, your program preferences can be saved first via the "Manage..." button in File > Options, then reloaded after the fresh installation. Bear in mind that changes between betas may affect restoring settings, and if you are experiencing oddities, please try resetting to the defaults.)
This beta will run through 15 December 2018. New betas will be posted here; please check Help > About Scrivener to ensure you are using the most recent version. You can subscribe to this topic to get notifications when new betas are released.
You can also use Help > Check for Updates in beta releases to download the latest beta.
System Requirements and Compatibility
- Scrivener 3 requires Windows 7 or above.
- Scrivener 3's file format has been updated and is not backwards-compatible with Scrivener 1 (or Scrivener 2 on macOS). When you open a Scrivener 1 project in Scrivener 3, you will be prompted to update the project, after which you will not be able to open it in Scrivener 1 (although a backup will be made before the update).
Installing 1.9.7 and 3.0 Beta Side by Side
It is possible to have both 1.9.7 and the Scrivener 3.0 beta installed simultaneously, but you will need to choose a different location during the installation process (e.g. change the default "Scrivener" folder name to "Scrivener3"). We suggest also changing the name of 1.9.7 shortcuts before installing Scrivener 3 to prevent the new installation overwriting them.
Please note that at this time, only the most recently installed Scrivener version will appear in the Windows Programs list, and double-clicking a project file will attempt to open it in that version. You can instead drag the project file icon onto the appropriate app icon for the version you want or use File > Open... within Scrivener to access the project.
Hot Fixes since Last Beta 9
Not all reported bugs have yet been addressed; there is no need to bump an earlier report that is not listed here unless it's to note that the problem is no longer reproducible in the new beta or that the behaviour has changed.)
Beta 9 was released on the 27th Sept 2018, unfortunately there were some side-effects from recent fixes that we didn't notice until is was too late. Today, 28th Sept 2018, Beta 10 has been released to addresses those issues. If you did update to Beta 9 then please update to Beta 10 for optimal experience of Scrivener. The issues now fixed in Beta 10 are as follows:-
- Fixed page borders and margins not drawn in Page View mode
- Fixed proper Page View margins, when using printer page setup
- Fixed thin table borders in Page View mode
- Fixed Page View not being wide enough to show full page, resulting in visible horizontal scroll bar
- Fixed Scrivener failing to compile/convert to doc and docx
- Added additional fix and improvement comments that were missed in previous post
Note on Beta 10
Scrivener for Windows 3.0 is now functionally complete with the exception of several remaining Compiler elements that we are working hard to finalise. If you have installed Beta 9, please upgrade to Beta 10 by either selecting Help > Check for Updates within Scrivener or downloading the full installer from the link above.
The changes from Beta 8 to Beta 10 are listed below.
Refinements and Changes
- Implemented stacked Corkboard mode for multiple folder selections
- Implemented a personal item I hope you'll love as much as I do. Help > Search MenuBar. If you're like me and forget your car keys and where specific menu actions live in the vastness of Scrivener, then trust me this is worth checking out. Let's say you've forgotten where the the menu action to Uppercase selected text lives, or any other menu action for that matter - all you now need to know is where to find a single menu action (Help > Search MenuBar) from there you can find everything else; just start typing in the Search MenuBar menu field: 'Uppe'; Oh! And look at that. In the menu search results you can even trigger the action by clicking it. Mac users have been spoilt by Apple for ages with this type of functionality. Scrivener, to the best of my knowledge, will be the first to implement something similar on the Windows platform.
- Implemented $img placeholder tags allowing Compile insertion of images (internal or external to Scrivener) along with resize options. Examples of syntax:- <$img:imgName>, <$img:imgNameOrPath;w=x;h=y>, <$img:imgPath>, <$img:My Image Document;w=400;h=200>, or <$img:My Image Document>
- Implemented $include placeholder tags allowing Compile insertion of plain text and rtf files (internal or external to Scrivener). You can use the <$include> placeholders to have text from an external document inserted into the text during Compile. This can be useful if you have text snippets that need repeating throughout for some reason. Example syntax:- <$include:textNameOrPath>
- Implemented Author Information into Options for use in Project Templates
- Implemented custom date-time formatting settings for inserted date time into documents i.e. press Ctrl+F6 in Editor
- Implemented additional Scope options to Project Settings' Auto-Complete list
- Implemented fully functional Hoisted Binder mode with full keyboard navigation
- Implemented several language translation updates from translators
- Added additional dictionaries
- Improvements in Scrivenings mode
- Fixed eBook encodings and many other improvements</li>
- Fixed Outliner to support multiple container selections with sub-items</li>
- Fixed display of items when switching between Corkboard/Outliner mode</li>
- Fixed moving the first line and hanging indent together in the ruler
- Fixed many table issues in Page View mode
- Fixed lag and crash loading documents in editor
- Fixed Page View crash
- Fixed crash with split editor
- Fixed many Page View display inconsistencies with sizing and loading of documents
- Fixed issues with importing Scrivener projects
- Fixed many Snapshot display issues
- Fixed Project Templates saving without document data
- Fixed crash on paste of text upon restart
- Fixed several issues with text conversion engine
- Fixed many issues with hoisted binder and added shortcut option
- Fixed Compile to HTML error
- Fixed opening section type in outliner changing from structure-based
- Fixed Tutorial installation
- Fixed many Ruler display issues
- Fixed crash compiling without removing annotations
- Fixed current selection compile now keeps binder order
- Fixed Inspector Notes not being anchored correctly upon project upgrade
- Fixed duplicates causing program freeze
- Fixed Inspector Notes not saving changes upon re-opening project
- Fixed formatting options in Project Settings
- Fixed RTF parser to address black text on black background imported from 3rd party editors and Word
- Fixed Compile to Mobi character issues
- Fixed export file format options
- Fixed compiling current selection to now include non-Draft items
- Fixed Script Element shortcuts in Scrivenings
- Fixed require double-click to open document from Corkboard
- Fixed multiple selection container displaying without subdocuments
- Fixed current line highlights appearing in each document in Scrivenings
- Fixed Scrivening Titles not reflecting the title font unless restarted
- Fixed "Back up on project open"
- Fixed Composite mode enablement via the toolbar button within an active web view
- Fixed new items on Corkboard copying previous selection's label
- Fixed UI refinements to Scrivenings title background border & padding
- Fixed auto-correct i.e. should not replace errors involving punctuation
- Fixed Move shortcuts in Outliner acting as unmodified arrow keys
- Fixed compiling to MMD -> HTML state saving to RTF -> HTML
- Fixed formatting lost on first line if blank
- Fixed Copyholders support for Page View
- Fixed option to reload linked image
- Fixed Alt-Click on Binder file to open Change Icon menu
- Fixed various typos i.e. "Behaviours" to "Behaviors"
- Fixed Default Types by Structure adjustments
- Fixed Section Types by Structure to use grey italic in Inspector
- Fixed Revision Colour to not be applied to copy or pasted text
- Fixed Reveal in Binder to not expanding selection in Hoisted Binder
- Fixed default tab stops in Editor
We still have several aspects of the Compiler to finish and closing out on all remaining bugs, so you should expect to find things that aren't working quite as intended in Compile, anything else is a bug. A few issues to be aware of in the current 126.96.36.199 beta:
- The editor zoom is applying separately to single text documents and Scrivenings mode, although the footer will remain displaying the last set zoom.
- Rearranging custom metadata fields in Project Settings when some are set to display as columns in the Outliner can affect which columns are shown.
- A writing-direction flag appears on the cursor within any paragraph containing auto-corrected characters. (This is a bug in the Qt upgrade's increased bi-directional support for which we have not yet found a workaround.)
- Titles are not editable in the editor header while in Scrivenings mode. They can however be updated in the inspector, binder, or, if View > Text Editing > Show Titles in Scrivenings is enabled, directly in the editor and the change will be reflected in the header.
- "View page source" on imported webpages is not working with the current Qt version.
- Though we have the interface set up for the new compiler, it is not yet fully functional.
- Project templates have not yet been updated for 3.0, so are not taking advantage of new features and may have some outdated content.
We have not yet updated the user manual, so the beta still contains the old 1.9.7 manual. We have however included an updated interactive tutorial for 3.0, which we recommend working through to familiarise yourself with the new features.
A Note on Suggestions
In Beta 10, Scrivener for Windows 3.0 is functionally complete with the exception of several Compiler elements - that we are finalising. Our focus now is solely on finishing the Compiler and squashing outstanding bugs. To help with this, we'd appreciate keeping the beta forum posts dedicated to bug reports or questions on working with the beta. Suggestions for the interface or functionality should instead be posted in Scrivener's general wishlist forum, since most of these affect the design for both Windows and macOS. Thank you!